Operation AmeriCorps

The summary for the Operation AmeriCorps grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Operation AmeriCorps: Operation AmeriCorps is a new initiative created by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). For the first time, applicants may request AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC resources in a single application to use national service as the transformative catalyst to address a community’s most pressing local problem. Through Operation AmeriCorps, tribal and local leaders will identify a high priority local challenge which AmeriCorps resources can holistically address in a relatively short period of time (no more than two years). The competition is open exclusively to tribal and local governments, including counties, cities, towns, and school districts; and state service commissions. The proposed solution may be a new program, or it may use national service to scale up an existing successful effort. In either case AmeriCorps must be the additive ingredient to achieve holistic change at the local level.
Federal Grant Title: Operation AmeriCorps
Federal Agency Name: Corporation for National and Community Service
Grant Categories: Community Development Disaster Prevention and Relief Education Energy Environment Food and Nutrition Health Housing Natural Resources Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-11-21-2014
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 94.025
CFDA Descriptions: Operation AmeriCorps
Current Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2015
Posted Date: November 21st, 2014
Creation Date: Nov 21, 2014
Archive Date: Feb 13, 2015
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
The mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. CNCS-through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs -has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. The FY15 Operation AmeriCorps competition has two funding priorities. Applicants may choose to apply to either of the priorities. The first priority focuses on specific post-secondary outcomes for students. The second priority allows localities to identify their most pressing challenge. In each case, the most important element is choosing a project that will be a game-changer for the local community and ensuring that there are clear outcomes to measure success. Priority one applications will propose a transformational project that uses a national service to ensure that every high school senior has a career or educational opportunity upon graduation. Using AmeriCorps as the catalyst to engage the whole community, the goal is for every graduating high school senior to participate in one of the following five options after graduation: further education; military service; national service in AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps; employment; or a paid internship, a registered apprenticeship, or job training program. Under priority one, applicants must design an AmeriCorps intervention to ensure that each high school senior in their community has one of these options. Priority one applications will receive higher preference for funding than priority two applications. Priority two applicants may propose transformational projects that address any of CNCS's six focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, or veterans and military families. Examples include projects that use national service resources to ensure every third grader is reading on grade level, greatly increase energy efficiency, or end veterans' homelessness. Applicants will be responsible for determining the specific design and outcomes for any priority two projects they propose.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
County governments
Independent school districts
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Special district governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
City or township governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Operation AmeriCorps webpage
Grant Announcement Contact
Operation AmeriCorps
Competition mailbox

Corporation for National and Community Service 202-606-6845
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